Cordelia Griffith Joins Middlesex Women for T20 Campaign
Middlesex Cricket are pleased to announce that Cordelia Griffith has joined the county to represent the Women’s T20 squad. Cordelia has joined from Essex where she played in the youth ranks before making her First Eleven debut in 2010.Cordelia has been captaining the Essex 50 over side this season and has joined Middlesex to play Division One T20 cricket.
Having been part of the Surrey Stars KSL set up and a member of the England Women’s Academy Cordelia brings experience to the batting order and the dressing room.
Sanjay Patel, Middlesex Women’s Head Coach, spoke about the impact that Cordelia will have on the group:
“As a county we have played some very exciting T20 cricket over the past few seasons, with our young players showing the courage to execute skills in this form of the game. The addition of Cordelia to the squad brings not only fresh ideas but also a range of experiences for us to learn from. Her batting will strengthen the side as we look to go one better than last season”
Speaking ahead of her move, Cordelia stated:
“I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to join Middlesex Women for their T20 campaign this year and to build upon what proved to be a successful 2017 season for the squad. Although I will remain with Essex for the County Championship fixtures, I am thoroughly excited about embracing the new challenge that Division 1 cricket will bring and I am hoping that I can contribute with some good performances and bring an element of experience to the side. I cannot wait to join the girls at training over the next couple of weeks and to kick off the T20 competition in June.”
Danni Warren, Head of Women’s Cricket, explains how Cordelia’s signing will bring more to the squad than just on the field performances:
“Middlesex remain committed to developing our young players and are very excited about our home grown squad this season, 12 of which have come through our pathway. A vital part of this is ensuring that there are experienced players there to help young players when they break in to the side. This reduces the pressure and allows them to play with freedom, whilst being able to call upon their teammates knowledge. We have been speaking to Cordelia for a while now and are certain that she will fit very well in to the squad, her approach to cricket suits us and we can’t wait to have her involved.”
Cordelia will be involved with Middlesex Women’s Cricket from 4th June for the ECB T20 campaign, which kicks off at Mill Hill School on 10th June.